Russia's coronavirus case tally edges past 440,000

A man walks with an umbrella under the rain on the Red Square, next to Spasskaya tower (R) and Saint Basil's Cathedral (L), downtown Moscow, May 31, 2020, during a strict lockdown in Russia to stop the spread of the COVID-19. (AFP Photo)

Russia reported 8,831 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, taking the total number of infections across the country to 441,108.

The country's coronavirus crisis response centre said 169 people had died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide to 5,384.

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